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ASU researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries

March 9, 2015 3:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss ...

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Simulations show how tablets and smartphones put stress on joints and muscles

March 9, 2015 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner....

Using atomic clocks to reduce the "noise" from laser light frequencies

March 9, 2015 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Atomic clocks are the most accurate clocks in the world. In an atomic clock, electrons jumping from one orbit to another decides the clock's frequency. To get the electrons to jump ...

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Important advances in the development of next-gen lighting technologies

March 9, 2015 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal "Chemical Science". Lighting technology is in a state of change....

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Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices

March 9, 2015 3:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices. Jim Edgar, university distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has received ...

Choosing the right Schottky diode for a LED backlight boost converter

March 9, 2015 1:15 pm | by Steven Shackell, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

LED backlight boost converters that are incorporated into modern wireless devices tend to consume large quantities of power. The Schottky diode selected is pivotal when it comes to ensuring the boost converter’s overall efficiency reaches its highest level....

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New technique expands possibilities for molecular designers

March 9, 2015 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broadly useful technique for building new drug molecules and other chemical products. The technique, reported March 9, 2015 as an Advance Online paper ...

Electrons in slow motion

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A process that is too fast to be measured and analysed. Yet a group of international scientists did not lose heart and conceived a sort of highly sophisticated moviola film-editing system, which allowed them to observe ...

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Quantum sensor's advantages survive entanglement breakdown

March 9, 2015 1:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing -- solving problems that classical computers can't, perfectly secure communication -- depends on a phenomenon called "entanglement," in which ...

Solar plane takes off for historic round-the-world flight

March 9, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The achievement will be as much human ingenuity as a technical wonder, but the Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft that took off early Monday morning will make history. Harnessing the power of the sun ...

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The climate is starting to change faster

March 9, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

An analysis of changes to the climate that occur over several decades suggests that these changes are happening faster than historical levels and are starting to speed up. The Earth is now entering a period of changing climate ...

What’s the best defense against component counterfeiting?

March 9, 2015 12:01 pm | Articles | Comments

If we were to do a root cause analysis of the counterfeit component crisis in the electronics supply chain, I think we would find that while sourcing outside the authorized channel and the blatant disregard of criminals for intellectual property rights are significant contributors to the problem....

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Franklin Institute adds to its STEM 150

March 9, 2015 11:03 am | by Southco, Inc. | News | Comments

Southco, Inc. has recently been recognized by The Franklin Institute as a member of the STEM 150 for their continued support of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education initiative.

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Wireless MCU platform helps customers go battery-less

March 9, 2015 10:58 am | by Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform that helps customers go battery-less with energy harvesting or enjoy always-on, coin cell-powered operation for multiple years. With this industry-first technology ...

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World's most valuable brain research prize goes to inventors of revolutionary microscope

March 9, 2015 9:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The world's most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four scientists, Winfried Denk and Arthur Konnerth (Germany), and Karel Svoboda and David Tank (USA), for the invention ...

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